[FoRK] Suburbia

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Jan 9 11:12:42 PST 2005


On Sun, Jan 09, 2005 at 08:55:04AM -0800, The Pigdog Mailing List wrote:
> damien morton wrote:
> 
> > Assuming that the installed PV has a lifespan of about 10 years
> 
> Only ten years?

Some of the current panels come with a 25+ year warranty, but I'm assuming
polymer/organic/quantum dot PV, which is just a thickish polymer film.
Something you just roll out, and weigh down with stones. Or make a tent from,
or cover roofs instead of tin/shingles/tar paper.

Otoh, considered panels as part of building facade one would probably go with
a glass-sandwiched monocrystalline Si cell. 

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